Li Na has been defeated in the very first round of the women’s tennis singles tournament of London Olympics by Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. Hantuchova won the match by 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The Chinese player fought hard, but, didn’t play well enough to beat the former world no. 5 Hantuchova. China had massive hopes with Li Na. She did a lot of mistakes in the match and also didn’t serve well. The number of double faults served by her in the match was 5.
The last few days have not been good for the Chinese superstar. She was defeated in the second round of the Wimbledon Championship a few days back. Li Na won the French Open in 2011. But, after that tournament, there has been a consistent deterioration in her performances. After the match, Li Na said that she didn’t play well in the first and the third set. Hantuchova played better tennis and she deserved to win the match.
As per Li Na, it is one of the saddest days of her career. It has been her dream since the childhood to win an Olympic medal. She thought that she had a good chance to win a medal this time around, but, it’s unfortunate that she has been defeated in the very first round.
However, the Chinese player said that she still can win an Olympic medal by performing well in the doubles competition. In the doubles event, Li Na will play with Zhang Shuai. As per Li Na, she doesn’t play doubles too often and she hasn’t played with Zhang Shuai before. She is not aware of the playing style of Zhang Shuai and it would not be easy to play with her. But, she said that she would give her best and try to win a medal for her country in the doubles competition.